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Title: Plato, Poetry, and the Problem of Mechanical Reproduction
Authors: Ellington, Amy
Advisors: Nehamas, Alexander
Department: Philosophy
Class Year: 2014
Abstract: In my thesis I compare Plato’s criticisms of poetry in Book X of the Republic to twentieth century criticisms of mass media and film, and argue that such different media have attracted similar objections because of their perceived inability to convey anything more substantial than surface appearances.
Extent: 41
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Philosophy, 1924-2017

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